Contemporary French Philosophy: A Study in Norms and Values

Contemporary French Philosophy: A Study in Norms and Values

by Colin Smith
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415610702

ISBN-13: 9780415610704

Pub. Date: 09/29/2010

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

First published in 1964, this is not just a chronicle or encyclopaedia, but deals thoroughly in turn with meaning, view about reason, and views about values, particularly moral values. The author's knowledge of French literature is extensive and thorough, and a feature of the book is his analysis of the philosophical implications of literary works by Sartre, Paul

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First published in 1964, this is not just a chronicle or encyclopaedia, but deals thoroughly in turn with meaning, view about reason, and views about values, particularly moral values. The author's knowledge of French literature is extensive and thorough, and a feature of the book is his analysis of the philosophical implications of literary works by Sartre, Paul Valery, Camus and others.

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ISBN-13:
9780415610704
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
09/29/2010
Series:
Routledge Revivals Series
Pages:
270

Table of Contents

Part 1: The Search for Significance 1. Absurdity. The Gulf Between Man and his World. Camus. 2. Transcendence. The Pursuit of Meaning as a Necessary but 'useless passion'. Sartre 3. Participation. A Vindication of Being-in-Itself as Meaningful. Louis Lavelle. Part 2: The Role of Reason and the Concept 4. As Meditation Between Subject and Object. Alquié 5. As an Assimilating Force Within the World. André Lalande 6. As an Assimilating Force for the Production of New Meanings. Gaston Bachelard and E. Morot-Sir 7. The Concept as Expression. The Extraction of Provisional Meanings from the Permanently Indeterminate. Merleau Ponty 8. The Rejection of 'Expressionism'. The 'logos' as the rule of thought. Brice Parain Part 3: Norms and Values 9. Closed and Open Evolutionary Morality. Bergson's The Two Sources 10. Involutionary Morality. André Lalande 11. The Creation of Values. Raymond Polin 12. The Contingency of Value. Vladimir Jankélévitch 13. Detail and Atmosphere. René Le Senne 14. The Instant 15. Choice 16. The Authentic and the Everyday. Camus 17. Universality and Particularity 18. Saint-Exupéry

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